Meet our Esteemed Speakers – Spa Conference 2011

| June 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

Dates: 10 & 11 July 2011

Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg


Rediscover Spas

Rediscover spas, rediscover passion, rediscover spa therapies, rediscover industry committment.

The Spa Conference 2011 is focused on the journey of rediscovery in all facets, as we ignite the spa passion and enthusiasm, within ourselves.  Reflection, awareness and clarity bring meaning to the spa journey of rediscovery.


Spa Conference Speakers

This years spa conference boasts some of the countries best speakers, with inspiration being brought from different industries, ensuring the spa industry is not only infused with new energy, but also receives the very best in information to ensure future spa success.

Speakers include:  Lisa Starr (USA), Ramon Thomas, Dr Nadine de Freitas, Dimitri Constant, Celeste Peters, Andrew de Kok, Erin Rees, Michele Rugani, Debbie Kayle, Natalie Guilherme, Peter Krug, Joanita Wolfaardt, Patrick Carmody, Dr Mark Steinmann, Dr Gys du Plessis, Jacques de Villiers, Tyler Liebenberg, Jackie Avis, Emmy Stoltz.

Jacques de Villiers

Jacques de Villiers has been helping companies make sense of marketing and sales for real return on investment since 1998.

His clients have given him the moniker, The Business Generator because his marketing and sales strategies, processes and systems have brought them in additional revenue that they never bargained on.

His expertise is firmly grounded in the marketing, sales and employee motivation arena. In his journey with his clients, he is laser focused on generating them more revenue through ‘lead generation’, ‘lead conversion’ and motivated staff.

To that end, his offerings comprise:

Marketing strategies, including Internet marketing, direct marketing, copywriting and public relations.
Sales strategies and process, including telesales, sales training, sales management training and people motivation.
Motivational speaker  – targeted keynote speeches to address specific areas of concern for clients.

On the marketing side, Jacques speaks and consults mainly to small executive management teams responsible for that side. This typically entails strategy sessions, workshops, process development and delivery.


On the sales side, Jacques mainly trains and speaks to sales managers and sales professionals. He gets invited to conferences to deliver his signature keynote address, How To Persuade Anybody To Do Almost Anything. This address was born out of a seminar by the same name which has been attended by more than 3 0000 delegates.

Ramon Thomas

Ramon Thomas is a professional speaker with an uncanny knack for
spotting global trends and translating them into meaningful insights in
South Africa. His pioneering research into the online dating industry
and MXit has positioned him as an expert on online behaviour.

He is the publisher of the ebooks, Parents Guide to MXit and LinkedIn
Lessons; and is currently writing a new book, The Psychology of
Technology. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science, a Post Graduate Diploma
in Information Management and he is working on a Masters degree in
Information Science.

Ramon has worked primarily in the Internet and Banking industries in
South Africa, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. He pioneered
workshops in Blogging for Business, Social Network and Online Safety in
South Africa since 2007.

He has been interviewed over 300 times in radio, television, and print
media like CNBC Africa, Special Assignment, 3Talk, Carte Blanche, eTV
Morning Edition, 702/Cape Talk, SAFM, RSG, Financial Mail, Business Day,
Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, Fair Lady, Reader’s Digest, and many more.

Ramon is a member of the Professional Speakers Association,
Toastmasters, Computer Society, Internet Society and the Science Fiction
Society. When not working he enjoys stand-up comedy, classic music, Tai
Chi and reading.

Lisa Starr – Wynne Business (USA)

Wynne Business Senior Consultant Lisa M. Starr has over 30 years of experience in the spa industry. An accomplished instructor, Lisa leads Wynne Business educational seminars for spa owners and managers. Her consulting clients throughout the U.S. and in Asia include day spa start-ups and turnarounds, medi-spas and hotel spas, hospitals, fitness clubs, and salons offering spa services. She is a popular speaker at industry events, including IECSC, ISPA, Spa & Resort Expo, and the Spa Asia Wellness Summit. Lisa is a regular columnist at American Spa Magazine and provides spa industry insights on her blog at, where she is the Community Ambassador.

Wynne Business,

Spa Conference 2011

South Africa’s leading educational programme for spa, wellness and hospitality professionals

The 7th Annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference is without doubt the largest gathering of spa and wellness professionals in South Africa, focusing on building capacity, raising benchmarks and adding value to the industry, in addition to the infinite networking opportunity

This results in a program that is focused in helping delegates to better understand their business, master industry best practices and directly apply the lessons in the business.

HOSTED by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South Africa

Les Nouvelles Esthétiques, now published on 26 countries, with head office in Paris, France, has been an international leader in providing up-to-date beauty and spa information for the past 58 years through their international network of magazines, conference and exhibitions. The South African magazine edition of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Magazine launched in October 2002 and the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference and Spa Award in 2005 and has grown from strength to strength, as we focus on providing the industry with important information on new trends and up to date knowledge in the world of spas, encompassing all aspects of professional skincare, bodycare and spa therapies, spa design, spa management and spa lifestyle.




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